Dr. Julia McDaniel received her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Vermont in 1983. In 1990 she graduated from Life Chiropractic College located in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Julia has been in active practice with her husband, Dr. Jim McDaniel, in Middlebury Vermont since 1990.
Shortly after opening their practice, Dr. Julia became very active in chiropractic on the legislative level. In 1992 she was appointed to the Vermont Chiropractic Board of Examiners by Gov. Howard Dean, where she served the State for 9 ½ years. During this time she served two years as chairman of the board. Dr. Julia served as the State delegate to both the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Dr. Julia has the distinction of being the first female doctor of chiropractic to serve on the board of directors for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Dr. Julia has been an active voice for legislative change concerning professional regulation and patients' rights. She served the Council on Chiropractic Education as a member of the Site Team Academy and as the Secretary-Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Council on Chiropractic Education. In 2000 the Vermont Chiropractic Association awarded Dr. Julia the honor of Chiropractor of the Year. She is currently the Vice President of the Vermont Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Jim McDaniel is a 1990 cum laude graduate of Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia. While a student, Dr. Jim served as his class representative to the Clinic Judicial Review Committee.
Since opening McDaniel Chiropractic Center in 1990, Dr. Jim has attended many continuing education conferences. He has a special interest in nutrition and neurology, completing over 150 hours of post-graduate training in clinical neurology through Logan Chiropractic College.
Giving back to the community has always been important to Dr. Jim. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Addison County branch of the American Cancer Society and the Parent Child Center of Addison County. Currently he is the treating chiropractor at the Middlebury Open Door Clinic and serves on the advisory council for the health careers program at the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury Vermont. Dr. Jim is a past President of the Vermont Chiropractic Association. He serves on the board of directors for the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) and in 2017 was appointed to the Vermont Board of Chiropractic by Gov. Scott.
Dr. Julia and Dr. Jim both have a strong interest in physical fitness. Dr. Julia competed and placed in the 2000 Vermont Supernatural Bodybuilding Competition while Dr. Jim competed in the 2002 Vermont Natural Bodybuilding Competition. These days Drs Jim and Julia spend as much of their free time as possible with their two granddaughters!